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The Island Lake Lodge Bear & Tamarack dining room has been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.

Open June 4th - October 5th, 2020.

The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication.  They use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques.  They believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture.  It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’.  These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Island Lake Lodge 2019 Summer Guide 

The Rocky Mountain inspired cuisine has been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing, ask at the Lodge to purchase a copy to take home.

Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 14km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.



Gourmet dining, hiking, accommodation, spa, and simple relaxation. Call for availability and reservations.

Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.


Ancient Timbers Dining Room in the Tamarack Lodge: 5pm-9pm.
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

  • 3000 bottle wine library
  • Fireplace & Open kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor tables with views of the Lizard Range
  • Gourmet fine dining and wine tasting menus


Casual and relaxed patio dining with views of the Lizard Range

  • Fully licensed with speciality cocktails and Island Lake wine selections
  • Summer menu featuring salads, seafood pasta, local game & foraged produce


Untamed Kootenays Culinary Weekend
2020 Date TBA
A spectacular weekend of gastronomy and relaxation. Guest celebrity chefs, gourmet dining, gifts, & guided hikes.

Father's Day Brunch
2020 Details TBA
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book. 

Date Night Mondays
Bring your partner for a romantic dinner. 2 entrees, 2 glasses of bubbly and an appetizer to share.
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

Wine Tasting Wednesdays
5-course tasting menu with 5 wines. Each Wednesday we will feature a new and old-world wine from the diverse cellar.
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.


Snowcat Ride, Lunch & Spa

Explore the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge with extended days of operation through the holiday season.

Take a snowcat ride up through our stunning Old Growth Forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the spectacular Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment.

Available: Thursday ­- Sunday through the whole winter season; also available daily December 19 - January 5, except Decemeber 25.

Snowcat ride and lunch: $89 per person. Snowshoe rental $20, or bring your own. 

Spa treatments are extra


The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20-minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometers up Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, this road is just off Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.

More information available on the Island Lake Lodge webpage


  • Contact Information
  • 888-422-8754 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-3700
  • Contact By Email
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  • 9km up Mt Fernie Park Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
    • Fine Dining
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Non smoking
    • Outside Patio
    • Pub/Lounge
    • Reservations accepted
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